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Casa Dei Bambini School

457 College Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306-1525

(650) 473-9401


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Casa dei Bambini School is committed to providing a carefully planned, stimulating environment which will help children develop within themselves the fundamental habits, attitudes, skills, and ideas which are essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning.

The specific goals for the children attending our school are:

To develop a positive attitude towards school and learning.
To develop high self-esteem.
To build habits of concentration for life-long study skills.
To develop and foster an abiding curiosity.
To develop habits of initiative and persistence.
To foster inner discipline and a sense of order.
To develop sensory-motor skills in order to sharpen the ability to discriminate and judge their surroundings.
To develop socially acceptable behavior.
To acquire the basic skills necessary for a lifetime of learning.
To help develop each child's high self-expectations and confidence."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:00 a.m.: Doors open. 8:00-9:00 a.m.: Morning playtime in playroom

layground before school starts. 9:00–11:00 a.m.: Classroom time/academic period begins (see extra curricular schedule of activities). Morning snack provided. 11:00–11:30 a.m.: Pre-Primary (2-3 years- Room 10-11) playtime recess. 11: 00-11:45 a.m.: Primary (3-6 years old – Room 13) playtime recess. 11:45 a.m.–Noon: Dismissal of part-time pupils. All programs. Noon–1:00 p.m.: Lunch for full-time pupils.
1:00–3:00 p.m.: Rest time and afternoon class time. 3:00–4:00 p.m.: Afternoon snack. Dismissal time. 4:00–5:30 p.m.: Playtime in playroom or playground. 5:30 p.m.: Casa dei Bambini is closed. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school